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Crisis Lines

DOVE - Domestic Violence Escape.  Located in Iron Mountain, Michigan, they are a domestic violence shelter that also provides sexual assault services.  Their local crisis line is 906-932-0310, and their toll-free number is 1-800-711-6744.  Both are available 24 hours a day.

Eve's House (Formerly CADA) - End Violent Encounters, located in Lansing, Michigan.  Provides shelter and support for victims of domestic violence in our community.  Their 24-hour crisis line is 517-372-5572.

Llámanos - "Llámanos" es un servicio telefónico de consejería en español para personas, mujeres u hombres, que han sido violados o abusados sexualmente. Esta línea telefónica opera a nivel estatal todos los días de le semana las 24 hrs.  1-800-223-5001.

MSU Sexual Assault Hotline - Michigan State University's 24-hour sexual assault hotline.  The phone number is 517-372-6666.

RAINN - the Rape and Incest National Network.  Their phone number is 1-800-656-HOPE, and they can provide referrals to rape counseling centers in your area.  They also include a document aboutwhat you can do if you or a friend is raped.

SACC - Washtenaw County's Sexual Assault Crisis Center, located in Ypsilanti, Michigan.  Their 24-hour crisis line is 734-971-3696.

Stop It Now! - resources and information devoted to stopping the sexual abuse of children, including warning signs of an abused child and a child abuse fact sheet .  Anyone tempted to abuse a child should call their toll-free number, 1-888-PREVENT for help.

Turning Point - another 24-hour crisis line and shelter, this one located in Mt. Clemens, Michigan.  Their number is 810-463-6990.

Organizations Devoted to Stopping Rape

Advocate Web - a nonprofit organization which provides resources and information regarding the sexual exploitation of clients by professionals.

Arizona Rape Prevention Education Project - "The ARPEP Web site is designed to share rape statistics and sexual assault statistics, evaluation, and research."

CAVNET - Communities Against Violence Network.  Includes an international Resource List indexed by country or state.

Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence - from their website: "Our goal is to engage religious leaders in the task of ending abuse, and to prepare human services professionals to recognize and attend to the religious questions and issues that may arise in their work with women and children in crisis."

Cybertipline - Cybertipline handles leads from individuals reporting the sexual exploitation of children.  Includes aform where online child abuse and pornography can be reported.

Equality Now - an international human rights organization dedicated to action for the civil, political, economic and social rights of girls and women.

Making Daughters Safe Again - focuses on Mother-Daughter sexual abuse.

Men Can Stop Rape - an organization devoted to changing men's attitudes and behaviors in order to stop rape.  The site includes a number of free publications on what every man can do to make a difference.

Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence - from their website: "Our mission is to develop and promote efforts aimed at the elimination of all domestic and sexual violence in Michigan."

MSU Women's Council - "... a vehicle through which women's voices can be heard at MSU and in the greater community"

National Sexual Violence Resource Center - newly updated as of March 23, with extensive links and resources.

One in Four - a men's group based out of Central Michigan University working to end sexual assault.

SESAME - "a non-profit organization dedicated to informing the public about, and reducing the incidence of, the sexual abuse of students at the hands of teachers and other school staff."

Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Resources in Michigan - an index of organizations, shelters, and crisis lines, organized by city.

Other Information

About Face - a website dedicated to fighting negative portrayals of women in the media while recognizing and rewarding positive, healthy portrayals.

Child Sexual Abuse Information - from Canada's National Clearinghouse on Family Violence.  Includes numerous fact sheets and brochures.

Facts and Resources: Lesbian Sexual Assault - an online brochure by San Francisco Women Against Rape

Michigan Database of Sexual Offenders - the Michigan Sex Offender registry.

Michigan Laws: Criminal Sexual Conduct in the first, second, third, and fourth degree, as well as Assault with Intent to Commit Criminal Sexual Conduct.

Michigan State University's Sexual Harassment Policy

MSU Safe Place - a domestic violence shelter on the campus of Michigan State University.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service - national statistics about crime, including several rape-related reports.  Their rape & sexual assault section is here.

Personal Protection Orders - information about PPOs from the Ingham County Prosecutor's Office.

Project GHB - extensive information on Gamma Hydroxy Butyrate.

Rape & Sexual Assault - from the Take Back the Night Alliance in Louisville, Kentucky.  Includes profiles of various types of rapists as well as related statistics.

Rohypnol - information from Columbia University about the "Date Rape Drug."

SANE - a brief description of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program at Sparrow Hospital, in Lansing.

Service Dogs for Victims of Assault - SDVA trains service dogs as a therapeutic aid for victims of  assault who suffer from a disability covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Take Back the Night - the annual march/rally in Lansing, Michigan to raise awareness of sexual assault while supporting and empowering survivors.

The Male Survivor - an article about male victims of sexual abuse, posted on the HealthyPlace web site.

Transforming a Rape Culture, edited by Emilie Buchwald, Pamela R. Fletcher, and Martha Roth - this collection of essays is a very helpful and thorough book about the causes of rape in our society and what we can do to change things.

U.S. Department of Justice Statistics & Dept. of Justice Crimes Against Women Page - statistics and information about Rape, Domestic Violence, and other crime in the United States.  You'll encounter radically different numbers depending on who you talk to - I've found it best to use primary sources whenever possible.

"Was He Asking For It?" - an article from Harper's Weekly that demonstrates the way most rape victims are unfairly attacked in the court process.

When a Child or Youth is Sexually Abused - an online book designed for youth, parents, and caregivers.

Where's the Justice? - a site protesting MSU's decision to offer a full-ride scholarship to two football players convicted of raping a 13-year-old girl.

Last Modified: February 19, 2007

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